Land Information and GIS Mapping

geographic information systems for key for resource management

GIS Mapping

Land information and mapping of forest land is a  key element in the provision of forest yield information and accurately planning and forecasting operations. 

Most forest valuations and yield projections rely on Net Stocked Area (NSA), inaccurate stocked area statements will impact on the value of any resource inventory completed. 

When planning an inventory, sample design can be optimised in advance using good map data.

Why Map?

  • Maps and area play a vital role in planning, tracking, recording and reporting all operations performed in a forest or on a patch of land.
  • Gain an accurate measure of area that is actually in productive stocked area.
  • Maps also play an important role in harvest planning and engineering,
  • Combined with reduced field validation and survey good mapping can save forest owners a significant amount of money over a forest rotation.

Mapping Services

  • Forest mapping – forest and stand mapping, auditing of existing maps, boundary validation, field inventory, ETS shape files, insurance claims and harvest planning and engineering.
  • Farm Station
  • Orchard
  • Iwi Ownership

Out in Industry

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Virtual Reality Forest Inventory – Tree Quality Assessment – May 2019 Update

Full Forest Inventory Tree Assessment using Virtual Reality (VR).   Data is collected using LiDAR and then field assessment is done within Virtual Reality.     Another iteration in the development of field assessment using VR using a point cloud collected from above...

3D Modelling Forest for Harvesting Productivity Studies

An example of structure from motion modelling of a forest just prior to harvest. This is a 3D point cloud generated from drone / UAV camera imagery, which is then used in studying the efficiency and productivity of harvesting operations. It is hard to step back and...

LiDAR Project Started Acquiring and Processing 1.35 million ha in Victoria Australia

Our team is excited this month to be starting the acquisition and processing of 1.35 million hectares of #LiDAR across #Victoria #Australia. This data-set will support updates to mapping old growth #forests and #rainforest throughout #Victoria for Department of...

The Importance of GIS in Vegetation / Wildfire Events – ESRI RUC 2019

Patrick de Jong in our team presenting use of Esri #GIS during the Nelson Fires this last summer at the #ESRI Regional User Conference in Whakatane, April 2019. A great insight into the importance of GIS in emergencies and how our remote sensing team are involved.

So Proud of our Women, Working to Help Our Communities in Nelson Fires 2019

So proud of our women, working to help our communities during the recent 2019 Nelson fires, from Sarah being part of the Incident Management Team as their GIS mapping specialist, to Jayne piloting thermal sensor drones with Amber from Lake Okareka Rural Fire Force...

Virtual reality experiments in Rotorua could replace forestry field work

The forestry industry has been experimenting with virtual reality in Rotorua this week to develop new ways of measuring tree growth.  The University of Tasmania and Interpine are carrying out the research, which is partially funded by Forest and Wood Products...

Multispectral Mapping of Invasive Aquatic Weed Using Drones / UAV

ESRI StoryMap of Drone UAV based Invasive Lake Weed Mapping and Management for Hydropower Generation. In this example our UAV team are mapping the area of surface weed (Lagarosiphon and Hornwort) beds or floating rafts on Lake Rotoaira, New Zealand. ...

Satellite Imagery of the 2018 Tolaga Bay Floods

Interpines' skilled remote sensing team showing the effectiveness of high resolution before and after satellite imagery for the flooding that recently affected Tolaga Bay in the Gisborne region of New Zealand.  High resolution satellite coverage is now almost daily in...

Watching a Forest be Harvested from Space Using Daily Satellite Imagery

Watch a forest in New Zealand be harvested from space, using the latest in remote sensing technology. Monitoring forest activity is a key element of forest management. Timely information enables better decision making and reconciliation leading to better value...

Effectiveness of Drones Shown During Civil Defense Emergency

Great to have the effectiveness and professionalism of our #UAV / #Drone team highlighted with direct acknowledgment from the Hon Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua. Our team recently provided support for the #emergency and #civildefence response to help our local...

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.
We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.